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As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their artistic collaboration, which started when they were London art students, Gilbert and George remain best known for work they did in the 1970s (like other great performing duos Loggins and Messina, Shields and Yarnell, and Starsky and Hutch). As The Singing Sculpture, the well-dressed couple went vaudeville, hoofing on a tabletop and singing along to “Underneath the Arches.” Over 25 years and countless more salable works later (a recent series of giant photomurals teamed the boys with very large turds), G&G, presumably unrecognizable when not in one another’s company, are well established as low-level functionaries of high-level art. Gerald Fox’s documentary feature, The Fundamental Gilbert and George, promises to bring us up to date and perhaps tell us which is which (I had always assumed Gilbert was the one on the left). At noon at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Glenn Dixon)